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Chi­nese men­tal health pro­gramme Kai Xin Xing Dong trans­lates to ‘‘happy ac­tion, with an open heart’’.

This year the pro­gramme is fo­cus­ing on self-stigma.

‘‘Self-stigma is a ma­jor bar­rier to re­cov­ery and so by re­duc­ing it, people can im­prove their men­tal health and well­be­ing, par­tic­i­pate fully in so­ci­ety and gain pos­i­tive en­ergy,’’ Men­tal Health Foun­da­tion CEO Judi Cle­ments says.

The foun­da­tion has in­ter­viewed seven people of Chi­nese de­scent for their lat­est project Pos­i­tive En­ergy.

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